The Language Acquisition Department was headed by Wolfgang Klein from 1980 until 2015. The corpora of the Language Acquisition Group include first (L1) as well as second language (L2) acquisition data from children and adults. Content: First (L1) & second language (L2) acquisition data, longitudinal & snapshot data, children & adults data, control data of native speakers of different languages, spontaneous and elicited data, partly transcribed and annotated data, additional info files (e.g. project or language description). Data of following languages are available: Czech (L1 & L2) - Chinese (L1) - Dutch (L2) - English (L1 & L2) - French (L2) - German (L1 & L2) - Hindi (L1) - Russian (L1) - Swedish (L2) - Tamil (L1) - Tzeltal (L1)
The Comprehension Department was headed by Anne Cutler from 1993 until 2013. The group focused on the comprehension of spoken language and how this process is affected by phonological structure of the native language.
The researchers of the Language Development department, led by Caroline Rowland, build and test models of language acquisition that address the central question: How do the learning mechanisms in children’s brains use information in their environment to build mature linguistic knowledge?
The Language and Cognition Department was headed by Stephen C. Levinson from 1994 until 2017. The Department investigated the relationship between language, culture and general cognition, making use of the "natural laboratory" of language variation. Its corpora contain spontaneous, elicited and experimental language data.
This collection contains lectures as well as nodes for demonstration purposes
Data for the corpora of the Multilingualism Group at the MPI for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, NL) are in the process of being collected. They will include elicited data from adult learners and bi- or multilingual speakers. Data from (at least) the following languages will be available: Dutch, Papiamentu, Turkish, French, German.